Complete slate re-roof at Little Wittenham, Abingdon Oxfordshire

Here you can see examples of the standard of my lead work as part of this complete re-roofing project The work took approximately 1 week to complete and involved the replacement and re-lining of the gulley between the roofs, supplying and working the new roof hip replacements in traditional lead work.

The images and descriptions will show in more detail the craftsmanship employed to weatherproof this new and existing roof structure. Click the images to enlarge for more detail.

This is the lead being installed to one of the hips. Getting the wood rolls at the right height off the slates makes the difference from a bad job to a really nice looking correct lead hip.

Creating and installing new leadwork to the roof hips

This is the lead rollĀ hips completed. A wiping of patination oil is applied over the lead to prevent white staining running down the tiles. It’s pointless going to all that hard work and skill and ruining that look when it rains!

Traditional leadwork to protect and weatherproof the roof hips

This ulley was originally felted and in a poor state. The boards under the felt had perished from years of leaking. We completely stripped out the existing felt and timber substrate and replaced with new treated marine ply and then installed new code 6 lead separated into bays using wood cored rolls.

Weatherproofing lead work for rainwater protection

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